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    EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- The Evanston City Council is expected to vote on reparation payments for Black residents later this month.Evanston's plan would use revenue from legal marijuana sales.'There's no plan going forward': Evanston's reparations resolution prompts debate over current proposalEMBED More News Videos The city of Evanston plans to put the money generated from the sale of recreational marijuana...
    THE HAGUE – Child soldiers and other victims of convicted Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda should get a total of $30 million compensation, International Criminal Court judges ruled on Monday, in their highest ever reparation order. The judges said Ntaganda did not have the resources to pay the compensation himself. Instead they asked the tribunal’s own Trust Fund to help...
    EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- The Evanston City Council is expected to vote on reparation payments for Black residents at its meeting Monday night.Evanston's plan would use revenue from legal marijuana sales.'There's no plan going forward': Evanston's reparations resolution prompts debate over current proposalEMBED More News Videos The city of Evanston plans to put the money generated from the sale of...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges on Monday awarded $30 million (25.3 million euros) in reparations to victims of crimes for which a Congolese warlord was convicted including child soldiers and victims of rape and sexual slavery. Bosco Ntaganda, known as “The Terminator,” was convicted in 2019 on 18 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges on Monday awarded $30 million (25.3 million euros) in reparations to victims of crimes for which a Congolese warlord was convicted including child soldiers and victims of rape and sexual slavery. Bosco Ntaganda, known as “The Terminator,” was convicted in 2019 on 18 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes...
    By Stephanie van den Berg THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Child soldiers and other victims of convicted Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda should get a total of $30 million compensation, International Criminal Court judges ruled on Monday, in their highest ever reparation order. The judges said Ntaganda did not have the resources to pay the compensation himself. Instead they asked the...
    EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — The Evanston City Council is set to vote Monday on a bill to give reparations to Black residents. Under the proposal, eligible Black residents of the north suburban city will receive up to $25,000 to use toward housing. READ MORE: COVID In Chicago: Glitches Cause Concerns for Those Who Have Signed Up For COVID-19 Vaccine At...
    EVANSTON (WLS) -- Evanston made headlines as the first city in the country to fund reparations for Black residents, but going forward, how to best use those funds has been up for debate."Reparations are meant to close the racial wealth gap. The program that the City of Evanston is offering does not do that!"RELATED: Evanston plans to use revenue from...
    BLACK Americans are to get $25,000 EACH in reparations for slavery in a city that has promised $10MILLION in funds. Evanston, Illinois is the first US city to distribute the money –meant to help compensate for a lack of generational wealth and systemic racism, ABC News reported. 6The city of Evanston, Illinois is to pay out up to $25,000 in...
    Loading the player... In Evanston, Illinois, eligible Black residents will receive reparations up to $25K as part of a commitment from the city. Read More: Obama reveals ‘white resistance’ stopped him from pushing for reparations ABC News reported that the city, north of Chicago, will begin issuing payments this year. 5th Ward Alderman Robin Rue Simmons pushed for the...
    More On: reparations Biden senior adviser says White House will start acting on reparations ‘now’ Obama says reparations were a ‘nonstarter’ in his presidency Herschel Walker tells Congress Black Americans shouldn’t get reparations Maryland church donates $500K in reparations to ‘atone’ for slavery A bill now before the House of Representatives would set up a commission to “examine slavery...
    More On: reparations Biden senior adviser says White House will start acting on reparations ‘now’ Obama says reparations were a ‘nonstarter’ in his presidency Herschel Walker tells Congress Black Americans shouldn’t get reparations Maryland church donates $500K in reparations to ‘atone’ for slavery White House officials this week indicated that Team Biden is ready to “start acting” on the...
    The Senate Banking Committee will host a progressive activist who has pushed a series of radical policies including giving African-Americans cash and land payments in reparation for slavery. Darrick Hamilton, the director of the New School’s Institute on Race and Political Economy, tweeted in July slavery reparations should be payments that “come in the forms of cash, land and means...
    The city council of Bristol has approved a motion calling for reparations for slavery as an act of “atonement” for the British port city’s role in the slave trade. The Labour Party-run council passed the motion by a margin of 47 votes to 12 on Tuesday following a zoom meeting of the councillors. The council agreed to implement “community wealth creation...
    EVANSTON, Ill. -- ABC's "Soul of a Nation" premieres Tuesday night.RELATED: ABC News' 6-part 'Soul of a Nation' to highlight Black experience in AmericaEMBED More News Videos The primetime news series explores the Black experience in America, touching on such topics as the racial reckoning, policing, reparations and the evolving world of arts and entertainment. The six-part newsmagazine series on...
    THE first American city to fund reparations to black residents to make up for racism-related losses is providing $10million over the next 10 years. Leaders in Evanston, Illinois, plan to begin repaying reparations to blacks this spring, setting an example for the rest of the nation, according to an ABC News report on Monday. 4Evanston, Illinois, is the first US...
    Loading the player... This week, President Joe Biden‘s senior advisor, Cedric Richmond, confirmed that the White House plans “to start acting now” on reparations for African-American citizens. Richmond made the stunning admission to journalist Mike Allen during Sunday evening’s broadcast of Axios on HBO. In the interview, the former Louisiana lawmaker explained to Allen that Biden remains consistent in his support of...
    White House adviser Cedric Richmond said it is "doable" for President Biden to make progress in his first term to break down barriers for people of color, as the administration supports a study on potential reparations for Black Americans. Richmond, during an interview with Axios, said "we have to start breaking down systemic racism and barriers that have held people...
    President Joe Biden will pursue free college tuition for students who attend historically black colleges, universities and community colleges as a form of slavery reparations. President Joe Biden’s administration will move forward with policies beneficial to African-Americans as Congress considers creating a commission to study the merits of direct reparation payments, White House adviser Cedric Richmond told Axios in an...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden is aiming to "push for reparations in first term" for black Americans, in a bid to tackle racial inequality in the US. According to his Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond it's "doable" for President Biden to make progress in the first term while Congress studies reparations for slavery. 3Joe Biden is aiming to push for for reparations...
    President Joe Biden's senior adviser Cedric Richmond said the White House is 'going to start acting now' on reparations for African-Americans.  Richmond made the comments to journalist Mike Allen on Axios on HBO in an interview that aired Sunday night.  The former Louisiana lawmaker told Allen that Biden continues to support H.R. 40, the bill in the House of Representatives...
    The White House is “going to start acting now” to address reparations to African Americans, a White House senior adviser said in a new interview, as Congress debates forming a commission to study how the policy could be implemented. Speaking to “Axios on HBO” in an interview set to air Monday, White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond discussed efforts...
    More On: reparations Obama says reparations were a ‘nonstarter’ in his presidency Herschel Walker tells Congress Black Americans shouldn’t get reparations Maryland church donates $500K in reparations to ‘atone’ for slavery This city is calling on Congress to approve reparations The White House is “going to start acting now” to address reparations to African Americans, a White House senior...
    Warner Bros. is reportedly prepping another reboot of DC comics’ Superman, this time with slavery reparations advocate, author, and Marvel comic book writer Ta-Nehisi Coates teaming with powerhouse producer J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production company for the feature film, Deadline reports. Coates, who has a throng of radical, left-wing articles to his name, has been hired to write...
    Broadcaster Larry Elder asked Friday “how racist is that” for former President Barack Obama to say he didn’t push for slavery reparations because of “white resistance.” During a podcast with Springsteen, “Renegades: Born in the USA,” Obama said that he believes reparations are “justified.”(RELATED: Biden Supports Slavery Reparations Study, Wants Immediate Action On ‘Institutional Racism’) “Are reparations justified? The answer...
    Loading the player... Throughout his presidential terms, it appeared that Barack Obama was opposed to reparations in America. Now, the former president is clarifying that he does believe reparations for Black Americans are ‘justified’ but that overt resistance from white people in power stopped him from pushing for it during his presidency.  This week, Obama and Bruce Springsteen launched a special eight-episode...
    Former President Barack Obama said he wanted to push for “justified” reparations but that it was a “non-starter” because of “white resistance.” “There’s not much question that the wealth of this country, the power of this country, was built in significant part, not exclusively, maybe not even the majority of it, but a large portion of it was built on...
    Former President Obama said earlier this week that the case for reparations for Black Americans is “justified,” but he added that the “politics of white resistance and resentment,” among other issues, made the prospect of pursuing the issue during his presidency a “non-starter.” “So, if you ask me theoretically: ‘Are reparations justified?’ The answer is yes,” the former president said...
    Former President Barack Obama shared during an episode of his podcast with Bruce Springsteen, “Renegades: Born in the USA,” that he believes reparations for black Americans are justified. Obama explained Monday during the second episode of the podcast that he believes reparations for black Americans is a reasonable goal, but that during his presidency a push for reparations wasn’t possible,...
    (CNN)Two Democratic lawmakers will reintroduce legislation Thursday calling for the formation of the first federal racial justice commission tasked with examining the country's history of systemic racism against Black people, addressing inequities and backing efforts to provide reparations for slavery. Rep. Barbara Lee of California, who first proposed the creation of a US Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation...
    More On: barack obama Obama once broke schoolmate’s nose for calling him a racial slur Obama, Bruce Springsteen team up for new Spotify podcast Biden is set to repeat Obama’s Mideast failures — and wipe out US influence  Joe Biden brings America back to bad Obama days: Goodwin ​Former President Barack Obama said he supported reparations for African Americans...
    BARACK Obama says reparations for all black Americans are "justified" as the "wealth of this country was built on the backs of slaves". The former president claimed, however, bringing in such a program during his term in office would have been a "nonstarter" because of "white resistance". 4Barack Obama says reparations for all black Americans are 'justified'Credit: Instagram/@barackobama 4The former...
    Former President Barack Obama claimed reparations for black Americans are 'justified' but explained in his podcast with Bruce Springsteen that it was a 'nonstarter' during his presidency because of 'white resistence'. During his 2008 presidential campaign, Obama appeared to oppose reparations and argued that 'the best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for...
    Bradley Cortright February 24, 2021 0 Comments Former President Barack Obama (D) says he believes financial reparations for Black Americans are “justified” but that he did not pursue the policy while he was in office because of “the politics of White resistance and resentment.” In an episode of his new podcast with singer Bruce Springsteen called “Renegades: Born in the USA,”...
    401 years ago, the first enslaved Africans came to this nation as free labor, fattening the pockets of plantation owners. Meanwhile, the negative and generational effects of this inhumane and government-approved horror still lingers.  Engraving shows the arrival of a Dutch slave ship with a group of African slaves for sale, Jamestown, Virginia, 1619. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Today, in efforts...
    Former President Barack Obama blamed "the politics of White resistance and resentment" as the reason why he didn't push financial reparations for Black Americans during his presidency. On Monday, Obama and rock and roll legend Bruce Springsteen released the second episode of their new podcast, "Renegades: Born in the USA," where they spoke about race relations in the United States. Toward the end of...
    Researchers from Harvard Medical School are claiming that slavery reparations would have helped limit the spread of COVID-19 for Black people in the U.S. "A restitutive program targeted towards Black individuals would not only decrease COVID-19 risk for recipients of the wealth redistribution, the mitigating effects would also be distributed across racial groups, benefiting the population at large," reads the study...
    A Harvard Medical School study concluded that reparations for descendants of slaves could have reduced the spread of COVID-19 among the United States’s black population. “Almost all of the COVID models you’ll look at have to do with wearing masks, social distancing, closing down businesses — that kind of thing,” said Harvard Medical School professor Eugene Richardson, who is the...
    EX-NFL player Herschel Walker believes Black Americans should not receive reparations for slavery  The sporting hero was expressing his opinion during a congressional hearing being held for House Resolution 40, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, which would create a commission to study compensating descendants. 3Ex-NFL player Herschel Walker thinks 'reparations teach separation... slavery ended over 130...
    NFL legend Herschel Walker argued against reparations for black Americans at a congressional hearing, saying: 'Slavery ended over 130 years ago.' Walker made his case to members of the Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties who met via Zoom on Wednesday to discuss House Resolution 40, which aims to 'establish a commission to study and consider...
    Harvard recently produced a study on how reparations for slavery could reduce coronavirus transmissions and the death rate. The study found that a “restitutive program targeted towards Black individuals would not only decrease COVID-19 risk for recipients of the wealth redistribution; the mitigating effects would also be distributed across racial groups, benefiting the population at large.” “In general, a program...
    Loading the player... Former NFL player Herschel Walker said in a Congressional hearing that Black Americans should not receive slavery reparations. On Wednesday, Walker joined conservative commentator Larry Elder to speak about his opposition to the HR40 bill, introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) in 2019. Blame Rep. Mike Johnson for Larry Elder & Herschel Walker...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — One Baltimore City church is trying to reconcile its founders’ ties to slavery by pledging $500,000 in reparations throughout the next five years. When Bolton Hill’s Memorial Episcopal Church learned some of its founders were once slave owners, the decision was unanimous. READ MORE: Baltimores Memorial Episcopal Church Commits $500K In Reparations After Learning Founder Owned Slaves “It...
    Former NFL running back Herschel Walker testified during a House hearing this week that black people should not receive reparations for slavery. “My religion teaches togetherness. Reparations teach separation,” Walker, a black man, said during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday. “Slavery ended over 130 years ago. How can a father ... ask his son to spend prison...
    By Harmeet Kaur | CNN Slavery reparations are back in the national spotlight. A House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing this week to discuss establishing a federal commission that would explore how the US government might compensate the descendants of enslaved Americans. And though the White House press secretary declined to say whether President Joe Biden would sign legislation to...
    (CNN)Slavery reparations are back in the national spotlight. A House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing this week to discuss establishing a federal commission that would explore how the US government might compensate the descendants of enslaved Americans.And though the White House press secretary declined to say whether President Joe Biden would sign legislation to develop reparations for slavery, she did...